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The sweet spring-tide, The birds that round me tuned their matin song, Were
cause of hope that from that speckled hide No harm would spring :7 yet not so
that my dread Return'd not when a Lion8 I espied, 45 That onward came right in
... Fortune unbefriended, Is so perplex'd on the wild desert way That he thro' fear
his onward course hath ended : And now perchance hath gone so far astray That
I to rescue him have risen in vain 65 From what I hear the ethereal people say.
Now let us go, for we have both one will. Thou art my guide, my lord and master
thou.' 140 So said I : then he onward moved, until We reach'd the woody path that
leads below. i8 CANTO III. Per me si va. ARGUMENT. The inscription CANTO II.
Not for his speaking slacken'd we our pace, Still thro' that dismal forest onward
moving — 65 The forest, I mean, form'd by the surging mass Of souls. We were at
no great distance from The highest elevation, when I saw A light that shone amid
Thus onward to the light we paced along, Speaking of things now best in silence
hid, However spoken well those scenes among. t Unto a lordly castle's foot we
came, Seven times with lofty walls encompass'd round, Defended by a fair ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - hopeevey - LibraryThing
This is my first exposure to Dante's writing. I was looking for poetry by a different author when I came across this translation. When I saw the narrator, I decided it was time to read/hear some Dante ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - antao - LibraryThing
What I love about Dante is how he doesn't invoke the Muses, unlike Homer, or Virgil, and that he goes straight to the heart of the matter, and straight in to the poem, i.e. "In the midway of this our ... Ler crítica na íntegra